The story says not everything is worked out and negotiations are still going on this weekend.
The deal supposedly will include release of confidential personnel files on the clergy after review by a judge.
Not known yet is who will pay what -- the Archdiocese, religious orders and insurers.
The first trial was supposed to begin on Monday. No doubt the deal will keep Cardinal Roger Mahony from having to testify on the witness stand in any of the cases.
Will the Cardinal try to portray this as a victory and "a positive development?"